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Tuition Exchange (TE) is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all 645 + member schools.
A complete listing of TE schools and TELO email addresses, is available online at www.tuitionexchange.org in the Family bucket under the Member Schools tab.
TE is available to eligible employees at member schools. Eligible employees are defined by the employee’s school. This should not be construed as a guaranteed employee benefit.
The school defines the beneficiary dependent. This can include the employee, spouse, partner, and children of the employee. Check with your employer.
TE can be a competitive award process. Applicants need to inquire about individual TE application dates and processes.
The value of the TE scholarship is tuition or the annual set rate. Be aware that TE funding may include federal and state grant dollars, as well as any institutional scholarships, co-curricular awards and/or institutional grants.
Each TE school appoints a Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer (TELO). TELO’s are responsible for submitting qualifying applications. Check with your TELO for your employer’s TE application process.
Interested TE students should coordinate their TE application and school admission process when requesting your TELO to submit the TE application.
Applicants need to check with the attending school for any additional requirements. Requirements can include filing the FAFSA annually, a minimum grade point average and living on campus.
The TELO is your institutional contact at both your home institution and the host institution(s) where you are applying.
Finding the right college fit can feel overwhelming. It is important to have a road map, but before you can develop the map you need to know a few things about where you want to land. The following websites should prove helpful! This is by no means a complete listing but ones that TE Central feels are valuable.
The College Navigator is created and supported by The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid - aka FAFSA is the application to complete when seeking federal and state financial aid funding options. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.
Be prepared for college - Students, “college prep” is about more than the classes that you take. It’s also about developing the skills that will help you succeed in college and life. For instance, as you balance studying and having fun, you’ll be practicing time management; and as you save for college, you’ll be learning money management. Our checklists suggest these and many other steps you can take, as well as websites you can explore, as you prepare academically and financially for college.
Cost of school considerations - The cost of college can include a variety of items including some you might not expect. By understanding college costs, you can compare schools and explore options in a more equitable fashion.
Tuition Exchange Membership listing – Today Tuition Exchange membership numbers are more than 630 schools strong. There is a school fit for everyone. If you or your parent is employed at one of our schools, visit with the Tuition Exchange Officer soon to find out more.
Guided Path - GuidedPath is a product of MyCCA Corporation, which has been the leader in college planning solutions, having helped over 1,500 college advisor and 50,000 plus students worldwide to navigate college planning and applications successfully. This comprehensive fee based product helps students find their best college fit in an online environment.
Want a simple checklist?
– Click Here for what you need to know about your home TE school.
- Click Here for what you need to consider when looking at TE schools.
Through The Tuition Exchange, member colleges and universities offer an average of 6,000 scholarship awards annually. Each member school sets its own policies and procedures for determining eligibility and requirements for scholarships. That’s why it’s important to work closely with the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer (TELO) at the institution that employs you.
Not sure who your TELO is...you can find the most current information online inside the TE website - Families tab - membership search. First option - Find my TELO.
Review the following for answers to the most common questions about the scholarship award process. For details specific to your school, talk with your TELO.
Who is eligible?
Are all eligible students guaranteed a scholarship?
How competitive is the award process?
Tuition Exchange scholarships are competitive. Of course, you will need to meet the school’s admission requirements and applicable deadlines. Some member schools have additional requirements for exchange applicants, such as higher academic standards; others limit awards to just a few new students each year. You can increase your odds of receiving a scholarship if you apply to one or two schools that offer awards to a large percentage of applicants. To find out the award percentage for a particular school, Visit the TE School Section option
At what point in the scholarship application process should I apply for admission to the colleges I select?
What is the application process?
Should I expect written notification?
How many semesters does the scholarship cover?
What must I do to retain my scholarship?
What happens if the employee loses eligibility?
What is the dollar value of Tuition Exchange scholarships?
Are Tuition Exchange scholarships taxable?
Excerpts from Publication 970: “Qualified tuition reduction means a tax-free reduction in tuition provided by an eligible educational institution.” ... “for education below the graduate level” ...“provided to the following individuals: “current employee, former employee who retired or left on disability, widow or widower of an individual who died while an employee, a widow or widower of a former employee who retired or left on disability, a dependent child or spouse of any person listed above.”
It is important to note that graduate education is excluded unless it is provided “to a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities” and the tuition reduction benefit “must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or highly compensated employees.”
What is the role of Tuition Exchange in the process?
The Tuition Exchange website has a variety of useful search options for students and parents looking for Tuition Exchange member schools. Please make use of the tools available to you.
Please note, TE Central is unable to answer school specific questions or provide assistance to those considering employment at a TE member school. You will need to contact the TE Liaison Officer at your school of employment or Human Resources, if you are job seeking. Thank you.
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